Venancio Ramos

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Venancio Ramos
Personal information
Full name Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva
Date of birth (1959-06-20) June 20, 1959 (age 57)
Place of birth Artigas, Uruguay
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Peñarol
1984–1986 Lens 72 (18)
1987–1988 Independiente 17 (1)
1989–1990 Racing Montevideo
1991 Nacional
1992–1993 Defensor Sporting
1994 El Tanque Sisley
National team
1978–1991 Uruguay 41 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008.

Venancio Ariel Ramos Villanueva (born June 20, 1959 in Artigas) is a retired football striker from Uruguay, who was nicknamed "Chicharra" during his professional career.

Club career[edit]

Ramos started his playing career in 1977 with Peñarol where he enjoyed winning several major championships including four Uruguayan Primera titles, the Copa Libertadores and Copa Intercontinental in 1982.

In 1984 he joined French side Lens before returning to South America in 1986 to play for Independiente of Argentina.

Ramos returned to Uruguay in 1989 where he played for Racing Montevideo then Peñarol's fiercest rivals Nacional. In his later years he played for Defensor Sporting and finally El Tanque Sisley.

International career[edit]

He made his official international debut on May 24, 1978 against Spain (0-0), Ramos obtained a total number of 41 international caps for the Uruguay national football team. He represented his native country at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, wearing the number nineteen jersey.